HUNTING FURRED GAME
Accepted appropriate dedicated activity: strictly only a hunt of furred game in which the reporting member participated in (i.e impala, kudu, waterbuck, gemsbuck, etc).
Proving documentation: copies of receipts of monies paid for hunting weekends; of the farmer’s permission to hunt and to transport venison. A photo of the animal(s) you hunted (date and time stamp on such a photo is required – a mere photo of a rifle on a bakkie cab does not prove a specific hunting excursion as it could have been taken anywhere).
A copy of the NHSA Hunting Letter can be dowloaded HERE - Use it !!
Proving documentation must please be scanned in PDF format or please be presented in photographic format (i.e. a cell phone photo with the date of the activity on the photo itself or on a piece of paper in the photo subject - a mere photo with a hunter and an impala or of a person at a target says nothing, as it could have been taken at any time, any place).
Note 1: if the reporting member was on a hunt and could not, or did not hunt any animal, the entry of the activity is still accepted as an appropriate dedicated activity (as s/he had hunted).
Note 2: specific and appropriate arrangements for reporting of hunting activities on own properties by game farm or game ranch owners, or by dedicated members who work on these farms / ranches, have been put in place, and can be accessed HERE
Note 3: Members are welcome to attach the annual reports they have submitted to another accredited association they might also belong to, as proof of their dedicated activities, subject to the following conditions.
Note 4: Game ranch / farm owners may send a copy of the first page of their title deed with their name and farm / ranch name on it, as well as of their ID, to email@example.com and apply for permission to enter hunts on such ranches / farms without every time having to attach additional proof of their hunting activity on their own property.
Game ranch / farm employees who hunt on the ranch / farm where they work on a continuous basis, follow the same procedure as mentioned above, with the exception that the ranch / farm owner must indicate that the reporting member works on the ranch / farm.
Exco will approve each application individually, and the reporting member will be requested to every time enter the name of the Exco approved ranch / farm with the entry and attach the approval Email to the entry too as adequate proving documentation.
Proviso: Culling and damage causing animal control is not perceived to be hunting but can be entered under dedicated headings under Hunt Related Activities.
Exclusion 1: Bow hunting is not accepted as a dedicated hunting activity. Annual reporting of dedicated activities relate to your legal ownership of Section 16 licensed firearms. If you do not use a firearm (handgun, rifle or shotgun) for the reported hunt, then that specific hunt has no relevance re your dedicated status.
Exclusion 2: guiding of clients on a hunt (PH work) cannot be reported as dedicated activity related to firearms used in terms of Section 16 (see Regulation 4(e)(ii)). The same goes for Field Guiding of clients, which is business related and not related to the principles re Section 16 firearms mentioned in paragraph 4 in the main document.
Exclusion 3: shooting of loose running dogs in the veld on game ranches or farms; or snakes or finches or Mynas is not perceived to be hunting related activities to be entered under this heading, neither is shooting of rats in the barn.
EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTABLE PROVING DOCUMENTS
A photo with a date stamp is acceptable, although we know people don't always like date stamps on photo's - but one for one's own record purposes is possibly not a bad idea (depending on it if your camera or cell phone can put date stamps on photo's, of coarse)
Accepted - Permission to Hunt & to Transport Venison from the farm owner